Queen Elizabeth II has approved the appointment of the 33-year-old royal as England's next Captain General Royal Marines, Kensington Palace announced on Tuesday. Harry takes over for his grandfather, Prince Philip, who has held the post since June 2, 1953, when he took over for his father, King George VI.
Philip's last act as Captain General was passing the role on to Harry in front of Major General Robert Magowan, Commandant General Royal Marines, and Major General Charles Stickland, Commandant General Royal Marines Designate.
The four then posed for a photo together to mark the occasion.
The Queen has approved the appointment of Prince Harry as Captain General Royal Marines in succession to The Duke of Edinburgh. pic.twitter.com/7wUTD80B1a